Innovation articles

5 09, 2022

Sometimes, flat hierarchies can hurt innovation in Start-ups

By |2022-09-04T18:00:17+02:00September 5th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

It is common to hear Start-ups talk about the desire to keep hierarchies "flat". This means they do not want multiple layers of management, bureaucracy and red tape getting in the way of people actually doing their most innovative work. Instead, in a flat organisation everyone is more or less on the same level and [...]

23 08, 2022

The danger of “should”

By |2022-08-23T17:43:53+02:00August 23rd, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Just because you are female, young and enjoying life does not mean you cannot be a strong leader.And the recent controversy around Sanna Marin says a lot about the problems and biases still preventing women achieving equality.It all comes down to the most dangerous word: "should". In the past week, the Prime Minister of Finland, [...]

15 08, 2022

What impact does a Hybrid working model have on performance?

By |2022-08-15T11:39:21+02:00August 15th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Since the pandemic began, many companies had to allow their people to work remotely for the first time. While it was not always a comfortable start with new technology and ways of working ["You are still on mute, Nick..."], many employees immediately saw the benefits of being able to work from home rather than being [...]

5 08, 2022

Speed may feel like progress, but Velocity gets you to your target

By |2022-08-05T18:04:55+02:00August 5th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Too many startups and scale ups today think that the way to success is by being fast. Especially, by growing fast. Speed is king. You need to be the first to market, even if you do not know what your business model is yet. "Move fast and break things" But if you look at making [...]

16 05, 2022

Winning for the wrong reasons

By |2022-05-16T22:21:31+02:00May 16th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

What happens when you win a contest which is meant to reward skill and talent, but people say you didn't deserve to win? Over the weekend, like millions of other people, I watched the Eurovision song contest 2022. The clear winner was the Ukraine, with 631 points, ahead of the UK on 466 points. Both [...]

11 05, 2022

Quantity breeds quality

By |2022-05-11T19:48:07+02:00May 11th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

If you want to improve your creativity, what is more likely to make you better in the long run: Creating a large volume of average-quality work, or focusing on a single piece and working tirelessly to try and make it perfect? A large number of creatives think that in order to make anything worthwhile, you [...]

22 04, 2022

Innovation Ecosystems: The future of Open Innovation

By |2022-04-22T17:11:50+02:00April 22nd, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

For the past decade or so, one of the most popular ideas in innovation has been around Open Innovation. This is the practice of innovating and co-creation in collaboration with people outside of your company. So instead of trying to do all of your innovation activities within your departments and only launch the final product [...]

13 04, 2022

Are you solving a problem, or do you have a solution looking for a problem?

By |2022-04-13T16:26:32+02:00April 13th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

They are not the same thing. An innovation is only valuable if the customer perceives value in it. And for this to happen, the customer needs to feel like the solution is addressing some sort of problem or job to be done which they have. Too many startups, founders and inventors get this equation the [...]